Regional results

  • Europe: series of measures for strengthening competitiveness of Performance Products segment
  • North America: focus on innovation, attractive market segments and cross-business initiatives; increased investment in region
  • Asia Pacific: strengthening research and development presence and local production; plants for production of brake fluids and tert-Butylamine startup in China
  • South America, Africa, Middle East: implementation of new growth strategy begun in South America; laboratory for mining chemicals opened in South Africa
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Regions (million €)

 

Sales
by location of company

 

Sales
by location of customer

 

Income from operations
before special items

 

2013

2012

Change in %

 

2013

2012

Change in %

 

2013

2012

Change in %

Europe

43,335

41,445

5

 

41,221

39,428

5

 

4,422

4,356

2

Thereof Germany

31,571

29,320

8

 

14,446

15,210

(5)

 

1,854

2,292

(19)

North America

14,573

14,441

1

 

14,272

13,992

2

 

1,539

1,036

49

Asia Pacific

11,679

11,694

.

 

12,450

12,546

(1)

 

842

888

(5)

South America, Africa, Middle East

4,386

4,549

(4)

 

6,030

6,163

(2)

 

387

367

5

 

73,973

72,129

3

 

73,973

72,129

3

 

7,190

6,647

8

Sales by region
(by location of company)
Sales by region (pie chart)Enlarge image
Income from operations before special items by region
Income from operations by region (pie chart)Enlarge image